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Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps

Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps This quick and simple seafood dish is an easy, yet impressive, starter.  This dish is sure to wow your guest when you can have friends and family around again. England’s culinary traditions and dishes have maintained their popularity for centuries, with recipes handed down from generation to generation and often with […]

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Money Matters with the IFA Company

Money Matters with the IFA Company – Financial scams are sadly on the rise, with a 66% increase reported since March 2020. The IFA Company’s Lucy McKinley gives her top tips on keeping your money safe from scammers. Be aware of unsolicited contact from companies that seem genuine: If you are contacted out of the […]

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Welcome To Wigton – Town Spotlight Feature

Welcome To Wigton. Town Spotlight Feature Travellers passing along the A595, in the west of the county, see Wigton and the huge tower that dominates the landscape as they drive past.  It’s a shame few give it little more than a passing glance because Wigton is a charming place and anyone who ventures in will find […]

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65. Native Lobster Breeding. Wildlife of The Solway

Wildlife of The Solway – 65 – Native Lobster Breeding. For the last five years the Lake District Coast Aquarium has been running a lobster hatchery as part of the aquarium display sequence. As a result of its successful operation we have released several thousand juveniles back into West Cumbrian coastal waters.  Apart from the […]

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State Of The Art Facilities… The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project

State Of The Art Facilities… The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project was launched in 1996 as the town underwent a process of redevelopment from its industrial past into a tourist location.  Its core purpose is to deliver youth clubs, sport, physical activity and outdoor adventures for ages 7 to 25 in a safe, positive and supportive […]

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Aubergine & Red Onion Bake – Embellish with Relish

Aubergine & Red Onion Bake – Embellish with Relish. Bring your store cupboard essentials to life with The Hawkshead Relish Cook Book.   These simple but satisfying meals are packed full of flavour and make the most of the jars and bottles tucked away in the cupboard. Baking instead of frying the aubergine will reduce […]

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The Drovers Rest, Monkhill has a reputation for good food and great ales

The Drovers Rest in the village of Monkhill has always maintained a reputation for good food and great ales. New owners, Tom McMaster and Beki Bowles took over the traditional pub, a few miles west of Carlisle, in early September after ten years at the helm of Middle Ruddings pub in Braithwaite, which is near […]

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Back O’ Skidda on your bike

Back O’ Skidda on your bike. This excerpt comes from Jack Thurston’s book Lost Lanes North that features some of the best bike rides from the North of England. START/FINISH: Keswick DISTANCE: 33 miles / 53 kms TOTAL ASCENT: 771 metres TERRAIN: Lanes and one short section of railway trail.  Easy. Skiddaw is the third-highest […]

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Bold and Expressive from Martin Evans

Bold and Expressive from Martin Evans. Carlisle based artist Martin Evans has never been one to spend a long time dwelling over a few brush marks.  His bold landscapes and paintings are all about exploring the use of paint and colour to capture the atmosphere of a place and time:  “I tend to work quite […]

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Get Ready to Rock and Roll… and Shake Off the Shackles of 2020

Get Ready to Rock and Roll… and Shake Off the Shackles of 2020. This will certainly be a summer to remember, of that there is no doubt. So much anticipation hovers in the air and never have we looked forward to one as much as this, The Summer of 21. Certainly this will be a […]

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